Carla Caruso was born in New York City. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1987 with a BFA in glass sculpture, Carla moved to the hilltowns of western Massachusetts where she lived in a hippie-esque community, sometimes in a teepee. Over the years she worked with several glass artists, including a collaboration on a line of glass jewelry. Jonesing for the bright lights, Carla moved back to New York City and spent a few years slinging drinks and waiting tables in the early days of Williamsburg's hipster migration. But the call of small town living led Carla back to western Massachusetts. Deciding between pastry chef and jeweler, Carla found her creative outlet in the latter. Totally self-taught, she founded Carla Caruso Jewelry in 2001.
For years Carla made jewelry in a converted garage behind a rented house outside Northampton. Now finally returned to the beautiful Hilltowns, she lives in a farmhouse in Ashfield with her faithful pup Birdie, works in a studio above her garage, and continues to make each and every piece by hand.
The moon is a striking symbol of feminine power. Wear it as a shield. Wear it as a badge. Handmade with a soft satin finish. *14k yellow gold* 17" yellow gold chain * measures 3/4" tall by 7/8" wide - Carla Caruso
This sweet everyday necklace features eleven tiny hand-hammered circles randomly spaced along the chain. The most subtle adornment to a baby cable chain (truly, we're not kidding when we call it itty bitty!), it's captivating in its simplicity. Wear it every day or layered with...
Simplicity and handcrafted elegance combine in the solo ellipse necklace, made from hand tapered, shaped and hammered wire. Suspended from delicate cable chain, the arcing lines of gold dance with reflected light. Handmade in 14k gold with a satin finish, the pendant measures approx. 1"...
Smooth lines and flat, matte-finish planes make the Teardrop Cluster necklace shimmer in the light. Each of the three teardrops measures 1/4" wide and 1/2" tall, and are spaced 1/2" apart. Handmade in 14k yellow gold with a satin finish, this necklace measure 17" long....
The moon is a striking symbol of feminine power. These crescent moons, weighted at the bottom, are hand shaped and hammered out of a single piece of gold wire. They measure ¾” diameter and can be made in either 14k or 18k yellow gold. -...
Vintage with a modern twist, this handmade necklace features an eight-pointed star held between oxidized sterling silver cable chain. Handmade in 14k gold with a satin finish. *14k gold* 16" chain